So there is the way that I would do things, and then the way a carpenter would do it.
I’ve actually been doing this renovation thing for a while. I am getting better at it. I’ve noticed that the problems are always going to be there. No matter how small I think the job is going to be, I never set expectations at the cost or the amount of time it’s going to take. Actually, to say “the problems are always going to be there” is incorrect. They are there, and they have been there, and they are obdurate, but I am persistent. I handle the problems much more gracefully these days. I have better tools, I have more patience, and most importantly I have more skill and I have a better idea of what needs to be perfect, and what doesn’t.
I have a bunch of projects lined up this winter that are going to be a decent amount of work but not cost me any money. Project number one is opening the wall up between the dinning room, which is my office, and the living room. I started to knock out the drywall and immediately ran into “issues”. I had to stop and make an appointment with my demolition crew.
This was the quickest remodel I have done. Took me about a week. It was a small bathroom.
I don’t even know where to start with this one. This bathroom was a mess. It was in the basement of Sherry’s house. She used it every morning to take a shower. Basically, it was a shower stall out of trailer, sitting on the floor drain. At the time , when I offered to do it, I thought putting a shower in the basement would be “no problem”. I had visions of gluing tile to the cement floor. Boy was I wrong.
If you are viewing this on Komarwold.com, then you may have noticed, some changes to the site. I have changed the them, and categorized all the posts properly. I am little worried that “walt” had to get his own category. I’m kind of using the site, to catalog stuff I’ve done, so I am going to make single posts out of some of the projects I completed before I started this blog. This is the first bathroom I did. It may be the best one I ever did. It started out just a roughed in room in the basement. I had to build walls, run plumbing, frame in the tub, and the sink was 100% custom. I built this back before you could walk into lowes and buy a vessel sink. Funny, just the other day, I saw a vessel sink combo set, similar to what I built here.
I am a pretty big fan of finding deals, which makes me a pretty big fan of www.woot.com. This website, if you are not familiar with it, is classified as a deal of the day website. What this means is, they sell one item a day, at a heavily discounted price. If you want the item, you buy it, if you don’t want it, then come back tomorrow. That’s pretty much it. Most of these sites, offer crap, woot however has some very great deals. It became so popular that it got bought by amazon, and for a while went down hill. They also have specialized sites, like wine.woot.com, which has a different bottle of wine, or wine related item everyday.